Study in New Zealand from Bangladesh

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Study in New Zealand


Looking for world-class education in a safe, beautiful environment? New Zealand could be for you!

When choosing to study in New Zealand you can be confident that any institution you’re considering will meet the highest educational standards. It is also situated in one of the world’s most beautiful countries, known as the ‘Land of the Long White Cloud’.

Why study in New Zealand?


Great choice! Let’s see what New Zealand has to offer

New Zealand is a great destination for international students, offering a world-class educational system. All of its universities adhere to global standards, regularly tested and monitored by government to ensure a consistently high level of education wherever you choose to study. It has a progressive, responsive education system, combining traditional principles of teaching with innovation and technology, leading to globally recognized and respected qualifications.

New Zealand is a member of the Lisbon Recognition Convention, which means its certificates, diplomas and degrees are recognized in all 50 participating countries.

Global rankings

Study in new Zealand from Bangladesh, With so much to choose from, picking the right course is always a tough decision. Considering that every student, course and university is different, it’s an important decision to get right, with research showing course preparation plays a big part in the satisfaction of international students.
University rankings are a great way to help compare key performance indicators across different universities. Luckily all eight New Zealand universities are ranked in the 2015-16 QS World University Rankings, impressive for a country of just under five million people!

Work benefits

New Zealand offers several unique working advantages for international students including the ability to work full-time during holidays and the option of applying for a six-month work permit to gain points for a residency application.

Quality of education

New Zealand offers a very supportive environment for its international students. The number of students per classrooms is often smaller than other western countries, allowing for more personalized attention. As teaching methods are constantly developing, you will experience a wide range of teaching techniques and environments.

Natural beauty

New Zealand is home to some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world and offers an amazing choice for anyone who looks for adventure. Study during the week and choose from activities like bungee jumping, skiing, hiking, rafting or exploring the local culture in your free time.

If you wish to explore your options to study in New Zealand in detail, walk in to our Dhanmondi or Gulshan office anytime for a free session Contact us.

Student visa requirements for New Zealand


Everything you need to know about NZ visas

The visa you need will depend on the type of study you want to do, and how long you want to stay in New Zealand. Having a valid passport and the right visa is key to a trouble-free entry.

Study in new Zealand from Bangladesh, While studying in New Zealand, it’s important to maintain your Fee Paying student status. This status relates to the purpose, or reason why you came to New Zealand.


To apply for a visa, you must have the following documentation ready:

  • A valid passport which must be valid for at least three months after your period of stay in New Zealand
  • A letter of acceptance from a New Zealand education provider which states the minimum course duration, total tuition fee and whether the tuition fee is in domestic and foreign currency. The course must be approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority

You may also need additional documentation such as:

  • Academic preparation documents such as transcripts, diplomas, degrees or certificates
  • Current application form – Student Visa Application form
  • Correct visa application fee
  • Tuition fee receipt showing payment to date

You may also have to show evidence that you have sufficient funds to cover your living expenses throughout the periods of your stay. You will need to show you have NZ$15,000 for a full year of study or NZ$1,250 per month. This may include:

      • Bank statements
      • Financial undertaking by a sponsor to cover accommodation and living costs.
      • A scholarship program
      • Evidence that you are leaving New Zealand after the completion of your course. This can be in the form of flight tickets, however it is optional.
      • A police certificate if you are aged 17 years or over and plan to study for more than 24 months. A police certificate is a document which is used as evidence of good character.
      • An X-ray certificate – you will need to have a chest x-ray if you are staying in New Zealand for more than six months, or if you’re a citizen of a country with a relatively high incidence of tuberculosis, or if you’ve spent more than three months in the last five years in a country with a relatively high incidence of tuberculosis
      • Full medical examination

You can find out more about each of the different types of visas and how to apply on the New Zealand Government’s Immigration website. Fix a free appointment with your EBIS counsellor to understand the process in detail.

Scholarships to study in New Zealand


Study in new Zealand from Bangladesh Universities and schools in New Zealand offer a range of scholarships, bursaries and grants to international students. You can also apply to scholarships provided by the government, public and private organisations.Before you apply to any of these scholarships, do check the eligibility and criteria, along with the closing date.

The primary criterion for most scholarships is a good academic score, however it also depends on factors such as your chosen destination, subject and level. In some scholarships, factors like extracurricular activities, and volunteering can also be used to advantage.

However, do note that the amount of money available and type of award varies between the various institutions. Getting a scholarship is competitive and so, you must apply well in time. We recommend you to start with the procedure about 8-12 months before the intake begins. If you get stuck anywhere, EBIS

counsellors will be more than happy to guide you through.

Two of the most popular government scholarships for international students to study in New Zealand are:

  • New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships (NZIDRS) – Funded by the New Zealand government, these scholarships are for international students who wish to pursue PhD in New Zealand. Inclusions under this award are university tuition fee, associated student levies, living stipend (up to NZ$25,000 tax-free) and health insurance coverage (up to NZ$600 annually) for three years.
  • New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarships – Students from Bangladesh who apply to master’s degree or Ph.D. can try for Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP). The plan will cover tuition fee, living, travel and health insurance, and establishment allowance.

All universities and colleges also have their own set of scholarships which can be subject or destination specific. Do check with them for available options in time

Keep in mind

Every scholarship has its own eligibility criteria. In case of some, just an application will help you get hold of the scholarship. For research centric programs, you may have to submit written assignments. So, research well and do not hesitate to contact the university admission center if you have any doubts. Your EBIS counsellor can also assist you in finding the right scholarship for you.

  • Certain research programs may provide up to 100% of the tuition fee besides covering a part of your living expenditures.
  • You may experience higher competition when you apply for government scholarships in comparison to the university scholarships. So, it’s always better to apply in advance to receive a timely response.

Securing a good scholarship can help bring down your cost of studying internationally considerably. If you wish to explore university wise options, speak with your EBIS counsellor for specific details.

Education system in New Zealand


Everything you need to know about the education system in New Zealand.


The education system in New Zealand is enormously diverse and one of the best in the world, maintaining excellent standards in literacy, mathematics and sciences and ranking well consistently by global standards.

New Zealand education is also becoming increasingly international, influenced by wide employment markets and an increasingly mobile network of teaching staff, researchers and a well-traveled population of students.

How it works?


New Zealand’s education system has three levels – early childhood, school and university. Students can progress through a variety of flexible pathways in the system, supported by a range of institutions that offer a variety of courses and programs. University is the highest level of education and qualifications at all levels are governed to ensure students gain a relevant and meaningful qualification.

Students attend university to undertake bachelor degrees or postgraduate courses (including certificate, postgraduate diploma, master and doctoral programs). Vocational courses focus on practical skills and industry training. Vocational training courses are offered in government-funded establishments, including TAFE (Technical and Further Education), or other private schools. Many colleges offer students credit towards university courses.

Qualifications framework


The New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF) is the core of the education system. All qualifications are listed on this framework, assuring quality that is recognised and trusted worldwide.

Fees structure


New Zealand is an ideal place to enjoy a world-class education and outstanding quality of life, but there are several expenses to consider before you study overseas.

Tuition fees for international students vary according to the type and length of the course. Each university in New Zealand sets its own tuition fees, depending on subject and level of study. The average undergraduate (bachelor) degree costs between NZ$22, 000 to NZ$30,000 a year. The average postgraduate degree costs between NZ$25,000 and NZ$35,000 a year.

Teaching and learning style


New Zealand offers a very supportive environment to its international students. The number of students per classrooms is often smaller than other western countries, allowing for more personalized attention. As teaching methods are constantly developing, you will experience a wide range of teaching techniques and environments. The support for international students goes even further than the classroom, with the New Zealand Government being the first in the world to create a code of practice that outlines a standard of care for international students both in the classroom and outside of it.

You can study at all levels of education from vocational education and training (VET), English language courses to higher education (including universities), both undergraduate and postgraduate studies. Tertiary education includes higher education (including universities) and vocational education and training (VET).

Higher education


Higher education courses can be taken by students to earn an advanced degree and continue their studies in New Zealand. There are three main types of higher education that lead to bachelor, master and doctoral degrees. Teaching at universities normally takes place in large group lectures and small group tutorials.



Study in New Zealand from Bangladesh, A vocational education and training (VET) qualification can provide a pathway to entering the workforce or university. There are many vocational training courses in areas such as information technology, business services, art and media, tourism and hospitality, childcare, transport and logistics, construction, mining, manufacturing and rural industries.

Pathway programs


There are also many pathway programs to higher education for international students including foundation studies and English language preparation programs. These ensure that students receive the extra support and assistance they need to succeed.

Academic year


The New Zealand secondary school system starts each year in late January or early February, while vocational and university students start at the end of February/early March. Most secondary schools have three or four terms; universities and vocational colleges have two semesters. Exams are held at the end of each semester (June and November), with 2-4 week breaks between each semester and a longer break over the summer from November/December to February. In some instances, you may be able to choose a course that offers a summer program, which means you can do a third semester in the year.

Learning English

Study in New Zealand from Bangladesh Learning English is probably the most important factor when planning your studies in New Zealand. If your proficiency in the English language is limited, you may be advised to enroll in an English language school before starting your program of study.

Courses are available from a wide variety of organisations and learning institutions and can be either full-time or part-time. Private English schools provide a variety of courses for all ages and can include a business or adventure focus! Some universities offer a Certificate of Attainment in English Language, which is a full-time course. When you arrive, your English is assessed and you will be placed in an appropriate level.

After graduation

The New Zealand Government offers pathways for recent graduates to live and work in New Zealand. Depending on the area of study, you may have the opportunity to stay and work in New Zealand for up to four years initially.

Study in New Zealand from Bangladesh Your graduate pathway has two steps: a post-study work visa that offers you up to 12 months to find a job in a related field of study, or an employer-assisted work visa that allows you to stay in New Zealand for either two or three years to gain work experience related to a specific job with a specific employer.

Employment prospects in New Zealand

Want to work while you’re in New Zealand? Here’s how.

Study in New Zealand from Bangladesh, New Zealand is a top-ranking education destination that attracts students from all over the world. With globally-recognized universities and colleges, it offers a progressive and responsive education system to students. Unlike many countries in the West, New Zealand’s government encourages international students to find a job and settle in the country.

Working while you study

Working part-time can be a great way to help cover your living expenses in New Zealand, but also help you to gain work experience in your field of study.

Most student visas let you work for up to 20 hours per week during your course. To work while you’re studying, you must meet certain requirements such as:

  • Your course is for at least two years
  • Your study leads to a New Zealand qualification that gains points under the Skilled Migrant Category
  • You are taking an English language course that meets conditions approved by Immigration New Zealand

 In some cases, students may be able to work for more than 20 hours a week if this work forms part of their qualification.

You can also work as much as you like during your scheduled course breaks. If your program runs for one academic year and is worth 120 credits or more, you may be eligible to work full-time during the course breaks.

If your program runs for one academic year but is worth less than 120 credits, you may be eligible to work full-time during the Christmas and New Year holiday break.

You should double check your visa before staring any paid work.

In New Zealand, there are strict guidelines regarding basic wage corresponding to work hours before taxation. Nonetheless, wages will be taxed. Remember, if you want to work in New Zealand, you must have an Inland Revenue Department (IRD) tax number. To apply for one or for more information, visit the Inland Revenue website.

While studying in New Zealand, you can easily find work in some of the popular part-time job domains, as under:

  • Data-entry work
  • Translation assignments
  • Attendant in supermarkets
  • Attendant in Small Restaurants
  • On-Campus opportunities to work in the campus library, laboratory, etc.

Your rights at work

Everyone who works in New Zealand, including international students, has basic rights and entitlements at work.
Your employer is required by law to:

  • Provide you with a written employment agreement
  • Pay you at least the minimum wage
  • Provide you with paid annual holidays
  • Provide you with paid rest breaks and unpaid meal breaks
  • Give you public holidays off or if you’re working on these days, compensate you for working
  • Not deduct money from your wage unless the agreement is in writing
  • Provide a safe workplace
  • Not discriminate against you
  • Act in good faith

Working after you graduate

In New Zealand, there are two kinds of post-study visas available for international students.

  • The Open Visa- available to every student to find a job within 12 months after completion of their academic program
  • The Employer-Assisted Visa- lets you work in a specific, relevant job, for two more years

If you wish to stay and work in New Zealand permanently and you meet the relevant criteria, you can apply for a Skill Migrant Visa. To find out more information, visit the Immigration New Zealand website.


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